Flood watch issued through September 11

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a flood watch for portions of Big Bend and Panhandle Florida, including Gulf and Franklin Counties, through the weekend.

The flood watch, which took effect on Thursday, September 8 at 2:56 a.m. EDT, will last through Sunday, September 11 at 8 a.m. EDT.

People in both coastal and inland Franklin County are advised to execute caution, particularly in areas near rivers, creeks streams and other low-lying, flood prone areas.

People in coastal Gulf County are advised to execute similar cautions.

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Warnings were also issued for urban areas with poor drainage.

An incoming multi-day storm system is expected to bring heavy rain, creating favorable conditions for flooding and flash flooding, but at this time, the NWS is only asking that residents remain prepared for flooding events. No immediate action is necessary.

Conditions are expected to be especially favorable for flooding from Friday morning to Sunday morning.

This reort will be updated as information becomes available.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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